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NAACP Chief: Zimmerman arrest a great moment for our country
WNYT-TV ^ | April 11, 2012 | Dan Levy

Posted on 04/11/2012 10:18:23 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

ALBANY - NAACP President Benjamin Jealous told an Albany Law School lecture hall on Wednesday afternoon the arrest of George Zimmerman is a "great moment for our country" even though it is long over due.

"People of Sanford (Florida) have been tortured," Jealous says, "Our country has been torn apart just waiting for the man to simply be arrested."

On that point, you'll find no disagreement from Alice Green of the Center for Law and Justice.

"It should have happened a long time ago," Green insists. "There was certainly always probable cause to arrest him and people are outraged because they understand that."

The problem for Albany Law School Professor Laurie Shanks is the perception that Zimmerman was treated differently then if the situation were reversed.

"The racial part of this is, the belief that most of us who have been working in the criminal justice system have seen, that if a black man had shot an unarmed white man, he would be arrested," Shanks said.

"If it takes this long to get an arrest, something is wrong with the entire department," opined Albany Law School Professor Anthony Paul Farley.

Farley thinks the real crime was committed by Sanford Police. He believes the case was bungled from the onset and that detectives need to be arrested.

"One fears for any black person in Sanford, Florida," he says. "One fears for anybody who knows a black person in Sanford, Florida. One fears for anyone in Sanford, Florida with a police department like that."

Also problematic, according to Jealous, is the Florida law that allows residents to carry concealed handguns and not have to worry about backing down from a confrontation.

"We parted ways with Wild West justice a long time ago in this country," Jealous says, "Unfortunately, the Stand Your Ground Law is threatening to bring it back. It has brought it back in some places."

The law school consensus seemed to be that the Trayvon Martin Case had nothing to do with Stand Your Ground. They believe it had everything to do with racial profiling.

If there is a silver lining, Benjamin Jealous says it might be that the country is having its first honest conversation about racial profiling and he's hopeful that will lead to something beneficial.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: banglist; blackkk; florida; georgezimmerman; naacp; trayvonmartin; zimmerman
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To: Gator113; anglian

anglian has been spouting this same kind of BS long before Allen West made a statement. Now anglian comes here and pulls this coy trick with West’s statement. It sucks that West has repeated such ignorant nonsense. But it seems like anglian’s purpose is to add trashing Allen West to his routine of spreading BS. He’s a troll.


51 posted on 04/12/2012 12:07:49 AM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: anglian

So, you’re as ignorant as his brother? That’s your excuse? The Sanford police issued a statement that it was a non-emergency call well before George’s brother or father made any statement.


52 posted on 04/12/2012 12:10:04 AM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: TigersEye

Thank you very much.


53 posted on 04/12/2012 12:15:27 AM PDT by Gator113 (***YOU GAVE it to Obama. I would have voted for NEWT.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: anglian
Paints Trayvon Martin as Attacker on Night He Died

Nothing in those poorly typed quotes says any such thing. You're a liar.

54 posted on 04/12/2012 12:23:14 AM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Meanwhile; black on black continues daily and nightly in all of our major cities!


55 posted on 04/12/2012 12:38:06 AM PDT by LetMarch (If a man knows the right way to live, and does not live it, there is no greater coward. (Anonymous)
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To: FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs

It’s the same senseless chit that police have to go through everytime a black kid gets shot down for pointing a gun at the officer.

“You ain’t have to shoot him, he ain’t have no gun.”

“Why you have to kill him, you could have shot the gun out of his hand.”

“The police are racist, I want the police locked up.”

And so on, and so, ad nauseum.

George Zimmerman is getting railroaded but I have no doubts a jury is going to be hung or straight acquittal. It only takes one sympathethic person, and in light of how many people carry concealed in Florida, and how many people are now seeing the light on WHO is responsible for most of the crime, a sympathetic ear is not going to be hard to find.


56 posted on 04/12/2012 12:51:59 AM PDT by Molon Labbie (A Bounty on Zimmerman, Can Be A Bounty On ANYONE. No NBPP Mob Justice!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Nothing has changed since the sixties. As soon as blacks start taking about blood in the streets the white power structure goes weak in the knees and the next thing you know a non-black gets arrested by some prosecutor and charged with murder. When the New Black Panthers made their threats the first thing out of Tallahassee should have been the National Guard sent to Sanford FL to control the streets and make damn sure that whites were protected from this out of control fringe group. But that never happened. The white power structure got that deer-in-the-headlights stare. This non-black who was doing a thankless job will never get a fair trial because a jury acquittal of him will spark another black backlash. OJ was acquitted for the very same reason. Don’t believe in patterns? It’s called riot insurance! Meanwhile if you want to read about attacks on white folk by blacks in the U.S. which happen fifteen times more frequently than the other way around, you have to go to The Times of London for the reporting, as the MSM in the U.S. will never report black on white assaults. Or if it does the skin color of the perpetrators is never revealed. America is getting what it deserves, a 12 percent minority endowed with superior rights and privileges so now whites will be completely unable to defend themselves from attack by any minority including illegals from Mexico without being charged with a hate crime. This is what the elite power structure has been working on for the past fifty years. It’s called national suicide.


57 posted on 04/12/2012 1:20:44 AM PDT by 4Runner
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
It's ironic, we are watching a man who appears to be a loyal and enthusiastic democrat being sacrificed on the altar of leftist opposition to the right of effective individual defense.

They scream "unarmed" as if fists feet and teeth cannot serve as weapons.

They scream about "fairness", as if the Marquess of Queensberry rules must be followed even when your life is endangered.

They compare the ages of those involved, as if a 17 year old male is incapable of mayhem, and a 28 year old male is an invincible killing machine.

They even compare weights as if staging a prize fight.

All must be "fair"! There is no other measure!

How many times must your head bounce on the pavement before you may assume that your life is at risk? Must you wait until it stops bouncing, when your skull fractures, before acting to save your life?

Just dial 911 and die. You might even get your name in the paper1

58 posted on 04/12/2012 1:46:38 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Smells just like Duke....

And a reminder-Crystal is in jail for MURDER. I hope they roast her.

59 posted on 04/12/2012 2:39:17 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: anglian
That was by Congressman Allen West.

Skin color trumps all, no matter who it is.

60 posted on 04/12/2012 2:48:54 AM PDT by Post5203 (Newter 0bama...The real Axis of Evil...Washington, New York City and Hollywood.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Look for trouble to occur.


61 posted on 04/12/2012 3:07:06 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: anglian

I have read that the young man was in a gated community when he was not suposed to be at to begin with?


62 posted on 04/12/2012 3:09:17 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Reality_News

This could end up helping Romney, because there will be people who are “fed up” with the antics of Obama and Holder, meaning a “new silent majority?”


63 posted on 04/12/2012 3:12:06 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: All

I have read that the young man was in a gated community when he was not suposed to be at to begin with?


64 posted on 04/12/2012 3:14:51 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Biggirl

Not a chance. The vast majority of whites have been completely snowed by the media and will vote for the black guy again due to white guilt.


65 posted on 04/12/2012 3:18:52 AM PDT by palmer (Before reading this post, please send me $2.50)
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To: Biggirl

The kid was staying with a parent who lived in that community.


66 posted on 04/12/2012 3:19:32 AM PDT by palmer (Before reading this post, please send me $2.50)
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To: SatinDoll

“If the citizens of this nation no longer have the right to self defense then there will be a civil war. Do you understand that?”

You are correct, I am very afraid this whole incident has planted the seeds for one down the road.


67 posted on 04/12/2012 3:20:15 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Thanks to organizations like the National Association for the Advancement of Communist Principles, George Zimmerman doesn’t stand a snowball’s chance in Hell of getting a fair trial. And that’s fine with them.

Whatever the verdict, there will be riots.


68 posted on 04/12/2012 3:21:59 AM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: mylife
FUBO!

...and a big 'FU' to the 69 million that voted for him. Each and every one of you is beneath contempt. You are either racist, anti-American, or just flat-out stupid.

69 posted on 04/12/2012 3:23:36 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: palmer

Some time back, I had posted to another FRper whose late parents lived in a gated community as well as an aunt and the late father told him to be mindful of the security folks.


70 posted on 04/12/2012 3:28:19 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: palmer

I have doubts. Not this time.


71 posted on 04/12/2012 3:29:27 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Fresh Wind

There will be a hung jury, just as I predicted.


72 posted on 04/12/2012 3:30:51 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Jeff Head

Jeff, Great post and bears repeating.


73 posted on 04/12/2012 3:34:09 AM PDT by rlmorel (A knife in the chest from a unapologetic liberal is preferable to a knife in the back from a RINO.)
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To: Molon Labbie

This what I have been saying, look for a hung jury, no doubt.


74 posted on 04/12/2012 3:35:48 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: anglian
Then you don't have any reading skills.
75 posted on 04/12/2012 3:35:57 AM PDT by rlmorel (A knife in the chest from a unapologetic liberal is preferable to a knife in the back from a RINO.)
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To: TigersEye; anglian
anglian isn't a liar.

He/she/it likely doesn't have two brain cells to rub together, if anything can be deduced from postings. It is actions of people precisely like anglian that have resulted in this arrest.

Mob rule. And people who usually advocate for mob rule are one of three things: Stupid, Evil or Liberal.

Sometimes all three. I can't say if anglian is a liberal, though, or a liar.

76 posted on 04/12/2012 3:45:53 AM PDT by rlmorel (A knife in the chest from a unapologetic liberal is preferable to a knife in the back from a RINO.)
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To: Biggirl

Yes, a hung jury is the most likely outcome, unless there’s an all-black jury.

But why even have a trial? The media has already convicted him.


77 posted on 04/12/2012 3:46:25 AM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

There is irony in this, it is true.

The fact is, for conservatives, 2nd Amendment rights trump political affiliation. We fully support the right of liberals to carry concealed weapons to protect themselves with. (Unfortunately, there are a disproportionate number of “liberals” who carry concealed weapons are criminals who do not carry under the structure of the 2nd Amendment.

There are idiots, even on this thread, who don’t understand that the 2nd Amendment is for those of us who don’t fall into the category above, and even a low-life liberal Democrat, Obama supporter deserves the protection the 2nd Amendment affords.


78 posted on 04/12/2012 3:56:27 AM PDT by rlmorel (A knife in the chest from a unapologetic liberal is preferable to a knife in the back from a RINO.)
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To: Fresh Wind

Zimmerman should have left the country.


79 posted on 04/12/2012 3:57:41 AM PDT by rlmorel (A knife in the chest from a unapologetic liberal is preferable to a knife in the back from a RINO.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"great moment for our country"

I'm 53 years old, and I have spent my entire adult life, saying to myself and those around me, that all men should be judged by the content of their character, as Martin Luther King said. However, after witnessing over the years, what black culture has become, I have changed my mind over these recent events. Black culture has become an enemy to race equality, and perhaps even a threat to national security.

And to me, that makes this a very sad moment for our country.
80 posted on 04/12/2012 4:05:58 AM PDT by ZX12R (FUBO GTFO 2012 !)
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To: SatinDoll

bttt


81 posted on 04/12/2012 4:37:16 AM PDT by petercooper (The one difference between Obama & Romney: Obama is only half white.)
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To: Coldwater Creek

The dissolution of the naacp, a racist organization, would be a “great moment for our country”.


82 posted on 04/12/2012 4:37:41 AM PDT by hal ogen (1st Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Is that a civil war I see just over the horizon?

Over the horizon?

This object may be MUCH closer than it appears in your rear view mirror (or through your windshield).

83 posted on 04/12/2012 4:54:47 AM PDT by RoosterRedux
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Now that Zimmerman has been arrested, the next item on the Hate Whitey agenda is to intimidate all witnesses who try to tell the truth about what really happened.

BTW, didn't I hear yesterday that Zimmerman's two lawyers quit the case.

84 posted on 04/12/2012 4:57:51 AM PDT by RoosterRedux
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To: rlmorel
There are idiots, even on this thread, who don’t understand that the 2nd Amendment is for those of us who don’t fall into the category above, and even a low-life liberal Democrat, Obama supporter deserves the protection the 2nd Amendment affords.

Actually the removal of 2A rights for felons is a liberal construct without basis in the Constitution and Bill of Rights. This was done so that the government can control all the people, eventually. Make enough laws and everyone is a criminal.

85 posted on 04/12/2012 5:00:42 AM PDT by Ratman83
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To: anglian

86 posted on 04/12/2012 5:42:22 AM PDT by tomkat
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To: anglian
Mr Zimmerman, should have been held in custody and certainly should not be walking free, still having a concealed weapons carry permit.

There is nothing in law that requires that.

Admit it: you don't believe ANYBODY should have a CCW permit, much less own a handgun.

87 posted on 04/12/2012 6:15:00 AM PDT by backwoods-engineer (I will vote against ANY presidential candidate who had non-citizen parents.)
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To: anglian
From my reading, it seems this young man was pursued and there was no probable cause to engage him, certainly not pursue and shoot him….against the direction of the 911 responder.

I would suggest that you have not really read that much, or have only read biased sources, and you certainly do not seem to have a grasp of the facts of the case.

88 posted on 04/12/2012 6:17:47 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: SatinDoll
If the citizens of this nation no longer have the right to self defense then there will be a civil war. Do you understand that?

You tell 'em! Exactly right!

89 posted on 04/12/2012 6:18:57 AM PDT by backwoods-engineer (I will vote against ANY presidential candidate who had non-citizen parents.)
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To: LetMarch
Meanwhile; black on black continues daily and nightly in all of our major cities!

Which is why it is NOT news.

Now, let one 'white' person kill a 'black' person, and it's so rare it makes NATIONAL HEADLINES.

90 posted on 04/12/2012 6:26:09 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“....cause we finally get to put up a lynching on our side of the scoreboard”


91 posted on 04/12/2012 6:30:15 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Biggirl
I have read that the young man was in a gated community when he was not suposed to be at to begin with?

NOT TRUE.

Actually he was not supposed to be out wandering around casing houses or going to 7-11.

He was supposed to be home at his separated/divorced Dad's girlfriend's house.

92 posted on 04/12/2012 6:30:57 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: anglian
From my reading, it seems this young man was pursued and there was no probable cause to engage him, certainly not pursue and shoot him….against the direction of the 911 responder.

It says your name is Anglian, but I'm wondering who you really are? Jesse, Al, or Malik???

93 posted on 04/12/2012 6:39:13 AM PDT by Cubs Fan (whites are 8 times more likely to be victimized by black criminals than blacks by white criminals)
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To: hal ogen
I live in Memphis, Tn. home of a ton of national race pimps, so I totally agree with you.
94 posted on 04/12/2012 6:49:30 AM PDT by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: rlmorel; anglian
anglian has been corrected over and over on the same points he/she/it has made here again so that kind of rules against stupidity. The pattern of its posts is to mislead, misdirect, dishearten and disrupt. Pretty classic troll behavior. Answers a question with a complete non-sequitur then just drops out when called on it. #43
95 posted on 04/12/2012 8:20:08 AM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: Molon Labbie

The media will be chomping at the bit to name the jurors along with their addresses and phone numbers.


96 posted on 04/12/2012 9:59:19 AM PDT by FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

CW2, comin’ at ya, after the acquittal.


97 posted on 04/12/2012 10:38:25 AM PDT by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: hal ogen
The dissolution of the naacp, a racist organization, would be a “great moment for our country”.

Or at least, a return to its roots and original purpose.

98 posted on 04/12/2012 10:51:37 AM PDT by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: SECURE AMERICA
So politics and race pimping, trumping the law, is a great moment for our their Country?

I think this is what he meant.

99 posted on 04/12/2012 2:36:07 PM PDT by gundog (Help us, Nairobi-Wan Kenobi...you're our only hope.)
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